New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Dynamic Reference Visualization [VIDEO]

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated September 12, 2014


Another excellent feature that has been added to this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS is Dynamic Reference Visualization; this is the ability to dynamically see the parent / child relationships between features within the FeatureManager.

To quickly view feature dependencies, simply move the mouse cursor over the features in the FeatureManager and arrows will be displayed pointing out the parent and child relationships between features.

This new graphical reference tool makes it easy to determine feature dependencies in parts and assemblies and helps you understand the possible effects of any design changes upfront, saving time and effort.

Dynamic Reference Visualization will also assist you in preventing any circular references that may slip past your guard when modeling in the context of an assembly.

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015

Attend a Canadian SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Event in a city near you this October to experience live demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS 2015 and integrated 3D solutions; so you gain a better understanding of how SOLIDWORKS can make your product design process even more productive.

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.